Astronauts

May 24, 1962 – Flight Of Aurora 7 – Past Daily Reference Room

  May 24, 1962 – ABC Radio – Special Report – Aurora 7 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 24, 1962 – And on this day in 1962, Aurora 7 was launched into space. Commanded by Scott Carpenter, it was four American launch into space and Carpenter was the...

Major David Simons - Ballon to Outer Space

August 28, 1957 – A Balloon Into Space – A Closet Full Of Bathing Suits – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

August 28, 1957 – Life And The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 28, 1957 – 60 years ago history was made when Major David Simons piloted the first hot-air balloon, reaching over 100,000 feet to the edge of Outer Space. It was the first such experiment using...

Life on Earth the day they walked on the Moon.

July 20, 1969 – Life On Earth The Day They Walked On The Moon – Past Daily Reference Room.

July 20, 1969 – News Of The Day from KNX-FM, Los Angeles – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 20, 1969 – the day they walked on the moon. The day everyone who was around at the time remembers where they were, what they were doing and...

MIR Space station Accident 1997

June 26, 1997 – An Accident Aboard MIR And Where In The World Is Pol Pot?

June 26, 1997 – BBC World Service News Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 26, 1997 – a nail biting day for the crew of MIR Space Station, recovering from a collision with a cargo ship the day before, the crew were working in the dark to conserve...

John Glenn

The Day Everybody Wanted To Be John Glenn – Feb. 20, 1962 – RIP: John Glenn (1921-2016)

John Glenn – Flight of Friendship 7 – February 20, 1962 – Hour 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John Glenn – Flight of Friendship 7 – February 20, 1962 – Hour 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John Glenn – Flight of Friendship 7 – February 20,...

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001 – Farewell Mir

  March 23, 2001 – BBC News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 2001 – The end of the Mir Space Station. Launched by the then-Soviet Union in 1986, Mir was the first modular Space Station, assembled between 1986 and 1996 – and until March of 2001 it...

A Holding-Your-Breath Kind Of Day – July 20, 1969

A Holding-Your-Breath Kind Of Day – July 20, 1969

– CBS Radio – Continuous coverage – Apollo 11 – Moon Landing – July 20, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. – One of those moments where, if you were around at the time, everyone knows where they were and what they were doing when Apollo 11 landed on the...

Launch For A Linkup – Apollo-Soyuz – July 15, 1975

Launch For A Linkup – Apollo-Soyuz – July 15, 1975

  – Apollo-Soyuz launch – CBS Radio Special Report – July 15, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Big news, this July 15th 40 years ago. The launch of a U.S. spacecraft and a Soviet spacecraft with the sole intention of linking up in orbit. Apollo-Soyuz as it was known,...

The Drama Of TWA Flight 847 – June 18, 1985

The Drama Of TWA Flight 847 – June 18, 1985

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – Frontline Report – World News Roundup – June 18, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this day, 30 years ago was about the ongoing Hijack of TWA Flight 847 and the hostage...